leucoplast

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noun leu·co·plast \ˈlü-kə-ˌplast\

Definition of leucoplast

  1. :  a colorless plastid especially in the cytoplasm of interior plant tissues that is potentially capable of developing into a chloroplast

Origin and Etymology of leucoplast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1886


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